Deadly Hopper Dropper 3 Fly Rigging | Guide Tips

Professional Guide Alyssa Halls shows us how she sets up a Hopper Dropper rig while fishing with Mark Melnyk in rivers near Sheridan Wyoming. Alyssa puts together a great system of three flies, each a unique pattern below the hopper, explaining in detail why this setup works so well. Both she and Mark use this three fly hopper/dropper rig to great effect on rainbow trout!
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  1. Jacob A Martinez on November 11, 2020 at 1:52 am

    I noticed you use 3x on the last bug. do i also use 3x above the bottom bug? What length do you recommend?

  2. kian ziari on November 11, 2020 at 1:55 am

    Would you kindly let me know about the reel you used and the size of it please?

  3. Charsept on November 11, 2020 at 1:57 am

    What accent is that? I’m guessing Wyoming from the location. You can tell just from watching her mouth that her words are all at the front of her palate, or whatever it’s called. Either way, I’ve definitely never heard one quite like that.

    Anyway, I’ve yet to try even a double dropper! I do have a big chernobyl ant somewhere, so I guess I’ll have to try this out 🙂

  4. Dan Kochanek on November 11, 2020 at 2:03 am

    Why would someone moron give this a thumbs down?

  5. Jeff Brooks on November 11, 2020 at 2:08 am

    Hi Mark,

    When the full length video originally came out from your trip, I noticed the guide had her own fly tying business and I was interested in her patterns. I tried to locate her website but it had been shutdown with a note they were moving elsewhere. Do you know if her flies are still available? Thanks in advance and it’s very cool to see such a knowledgeable female fly fishing guide. I wish my own daughter had shown the same interest because she’s good at everything!

    That was a tremendous project you filmed. Please keep them coming! More segments on Stillwater would be welcome. Thank you!

  6. Jerome Dwojak on November 11, 2020 at 2:09 am

    Beautiful fish, all I can say is well done!

  7. Potatoes O'Brien on November 11, 2020 at 2:09 am

    Tips like water depth, tippet size, length between flies, knots used and so on would be helpful. Just seems liked overproduced fluff.

  8. Rob Worthington-Kirsch on November 11, 2020 at 2:10 am

    It look like she put the first dropper about 30" below the hopper, and the second about 18" below the first. Is that correct? How deep was the water?

  9. raybede on November 11, 2020 at 2:20 am

    Have you ever tried the Tups indispensible dry fly. A proper dry fly from here in the UK.
    Now thats real dry fly fishing!!! I’m not really as smug as this sounds!

  10. Jule Hilken on November 11, 2020 at 2:20 am

    Nice presentation Alyssa!

  11. Michael Day on November 11, 2020 at 2:21 am

    How did you tie on the droppers? Off the hook bend on the hopper and the crane fly nymph?

  12. 五十嵐仁 on November 11, 2020 at 2:23 am

    Good hopper👌 Low ride, low profile, but easy to watch. Simply GREAT😃✌️

    From Japan, with respects.

  13. Jim Holland on November 11, 2020 at 2:23 am

    Absolutely amazing thanks for sharing 👍

  14. Mira Murn Rožanc on November 11, 2020 at 2:24 am

    fly fishing is one fly and hook without a hitch,everything els is fishing with float.

  15. jonathan longmire on November 11, 2020 at 2:28 am

    Great fly tier too!!!

  16. oddtoddodd on November 11, 2020 at 2:29 am

    Great stuff thanks for sharing.

  17. Ken G on November 11, 2020 at 2:30 am

    What a great guide

  18. ReeseGG on November 11, 2020 at 2:36 am

    Which fly did they hit most often?

  19. Ryan Allison on November 11, 2020 at 2:36 am

    What fly rod weight were you guys using in this video?

  20. Paula Johnson on November 11, 2020 at 2:43 am

    What kind of knot do you use when you tie the lower flies?

  21. Patrick Rowell on November 11, 2020 at 2:45 am

    Morale of the story, just use hopper droppers

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